The Thing

The Thing (1982)

Man is the warmest place to hide.

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In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Soon unfrozen, the form-changing creature wreaks havoc, creates terror... and becomes one of them.

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    Writing Bill Lancaster Screenplay
    Directing John Carpenter Director
    Production Wilbur Stark Executive Producer
    Editing Todd C. Ramsay Editor
    Production David Foster Producer
    Camera Dean Cundey Director of Photography
    Sound Ennio Morricone Original Music Composer
    Art John M. Dwyer Set Decoration
    Production Anita Dann Casting
    Art Henry Larrecq Art Direction
    Art John J. Lloyd Production Design
    Production Stuart Cohen Co-Producer
    Camera Cyrus Block Camera Operator
    Costume & Make-Up Ronald I. Caplan Costume Supervisor
    Costume & Make-Up Gilbert Loe Costume Supervisor
    Costume & Make-Up Trish Keating Costume Supervisor
    Sound David Lewis Yewdall Supervising Sound Editor
    Sound Steve Maslow Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    Sound Cliff Kohlweck Music Editor
    Sound Warren Hamilton Jr. Sound Effects Editor
    Lighting Thomas Marshall Gaffer
    Art Barton M. Susman Leadman
    Camera Raymond Stella Camera Operator
    Sound Colin C. Mouat Supervising Sound Editor
    Lighting Charles E. Nippell Best Boy Electric
    Directing Candy Artmont Script Supervisor
    Crew Ken Diaz Makeup Effects
    Production Lawrence Turman Producer
    Production Larry J. Franco Associate Producer
    Directing Christine Wilson Script Supervisor
    Crew Ken Strain Pilot
    Crew Lawrence Perry Pilot
    Camera Ronald Woodward Key Grip
    Camera Kris Krosskove Dolly Grip
    Camera Dillard Brinson Key Grip
    Camera Dave Gordon Dolly Grip
    Sound Alan Howarth Original Music Composer
    Sound John Carpenter Original Music Composer
    Costume & Make-Up Phyllis Newman Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Ken Chase Makeup Artist
    Crew Rock A. Walker Stunts
    Sound Ernesto Mas Assistant Sound Editor
    Sound John K. Adams Foley Supervisor
    Production Fitch Cady Unit Production Manager
    Crew Clint Rowe Stunts
    Crew Jerry Wills Stunts
    Camera Ray Kinzer Grip
    Directing Michael Steele Second Assistant Director
    Crew Nate Irwin Pilot
    Crew Kent Hays Stunts
    Crew Dick Warlock Stunt Coordinator
    Art James Callan Painter
    Camera Paul R. Prince First Assistant Camera
    Crew Eric Mansker Stunts
    Crew Ken Strain Stunts
    Lighting Mark Walthour Gaffer
    Art Mentor Huebner Production Illustrator
    Production Robert Latham Brown Production Manager
    Art Graeme Murray Set Decoration
    Production Karen Kalton Production Secretary
    Crew Larry Holt Stunts
    Crew Melvin Jones Stunts
    Crew Denver Mattson Stunts
    Crew Bob Cornell Transportation Captain
    Sound Kendrick Sweet Sound Editor
    Art Milton Wilson Swing
    Art Michael R. Gannon Assistant Property Master
    Crew George Lawson Driver
    Camera Steve Tate Second Assistant Camera
    Crew Lee Routly Special Effects
    Camera Chris Helcermanas-Benge Still Photographer
    Directing Larry J. Franco First Assistant Director
    Crew Yervant Babasin Craft Service
    Crew Hans Metz Special Effects Assistant
    Crew Rocky Corsini Craft Service
    Art Gary Meyer Production Illustrator
    Camera James L. Hurford Best Boy Grip
    Crew Anthony Cecere Stunts
    Crew Roy Arbogast Special Effects
    Directing Jeffrey Chernov Second Assistant Director
    Crew Dan Anglin Transportation Captain
    Art Joseph R. Savko Swing
    Production Ron MacInnes Production Assistant
    Crew Robin Mounsey Technical Advisor
    Crew Alois Stranan Transportation Captain
    Crew Spencer Hyde Craft Service
    Art Richard A. Gonzales Swing
    Production Debbie Collier Production Secretary
    Camera David Geddes Second Assistant Camera
    Camera Douglas Pruss Second Assistant Camera
    Camera Clyde E. Bryan First Assistant Camera
    Crew John K. Stirber Special Effects Assistant
    Art Michael Ploog Production Illustrator
    Crew Michael A. Clifford Special Effects
    Lighting Len Wolfe Best Boy Electric
    Crew Rob Bottin Makeup Effects
    Crew Barrett J. Reid Generator Operator
    Costume & Make-Up Rob Bottin Makeup Effects Designer
    Visual Effects Albert Whitlock Visual Effects
    Visual Effects Henry Schoessler Visual Effects
    Art John Zemansky Property Master
    Writing John W. Campbell Jr. Novel
    Lighting David R. Anderson Gaffer